Bitcoin Unleashed is October 19-20 in London: Join leaders from all over the world innovating on Bitcoin.
Better via Bitcoin
The Stacks Open Internet Foundation works toward a more equitable, more open internet by supporting Bitcoin-forward technology ecosystems and their technologists.
What we do
We facilitate ongoing governance processes for open-source software, maintain open forums for community discussion, and provide leadership and guidance to support decentralized decision-making.
We support independent researchers, contributors, and collaborators to help build a more secure internet internet through research and development of open-source technology.
We provide educational programs, events, and resources to new and developers, allowing them to contribute to a more equitable and secure internet built on Bitcoin and its burgeoning ecosystem of layers and tooling.

We create new avenues for innovation by funding research, key integrations, ongoing maintenance of public good infrastructure, and open-source technology development.

Who we are
Our team
  • Community Programs Lead
  • Executive Director
  • Claire Topalian
    Head of Content
  • Jenny Mith
    Director, Community Programs & Governance
  • Jesse Wiley
    Integration and Security Lead
  • Research Scientist
  • Kenny Rogers
    Developer Advocate
  • Martha Young
    Chief of Staff
  • Mark Rudnitsky
    Security Engineering Lead
  • Mitchell Cuevas
    Director, Activation
  • Rick Bartelink
    Amplification Lead
  • Shakti Pradhan
    Finance Manager
  • Shannon Voight
    Events Lead
  • Will Corcoran
    Grants Lead
Stacks Foundation Residents
  • Andre Serrano
    Andre is supporting the ecosystem-wide effort to bring sBTC to market, bringing an experienced product skillset to the table. He works closely with Core Engineers and all sBTC-related Working Groups.
  • Hero Gamer
    Hero is supporting the ecosystem by interfacing with Core Engineers and distilling important topics for community feedback sessions. He hosts regular educational calls and directly stewards the SIP review process with his support of CABs.
  • Ileana Malacrino
    Ileana is a key liaison for artists and NFT creators in the Stacks Ecosystem and a bridge to talented creators globally. She's an experienced influencer marketer and has helped many collections to market via The Mintery's educational program.
Stacks Foundation Board
  • Antonie Hodge
    Antonie is the Operations Director at Coin Center and a crypto veteran with a rich background in non-profit work having served as a Director at ZCash and Brink.
  • Meltem Demirors
    Meltem Demirors is Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares and serves as a trusted partner to investors and entrepreneurs navigating the digital asset ecosystem.
  • Rodolfo Gonzalez
    Rodolfo is fascinated by financial disintermediation, peer-to-peer funding, and bringing transparency and simplicity to the consumer experience.